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Can you name the GRE words based on the definitions given?

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a rude or insensitive person
a situation that is difficult to get out of
to throw overboard (discard)
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
loud; noisy; lacking restraint (raucous)
greatly emotional or zealous (ardent)
diametrically opposed; as in antithesis
typical or standard specimen; model
an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
culled from many sources (varied)
cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions
lazy; listless (lethargic)
belligerent; warlike (hostile)
to increase in intensity, power, or prestige
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capable of being set right; correctable
to delight or entertain (amuse)
to incite; to rouse (instigate)
to illegally use or reproduce
to stun, baffle, or amaze
marked with spots or blotches; impure (stained)
fleeting; passing quickly; brief
an illusion; originally, an imaginary fire-breathing monster
causing delay (dallying)
strength of spirit; courage
disparaging or descriptive word or phrase (slur)
flashy; gaudy
baffled; at a loss for what to say or do (bewildered)
recklessly wasteful; extravagant (lavish)
pompous speech or expression
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to provide support (reinforce)
one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice (disinterested)
having sound judgment; perceptive (wise)
stubborn; hardheaded (uncompromising)
a court order requiring appearance and/or testimony
to grow to increase swiftly and abundantly
causing laugher; laughable
out of place in terms of historical or chronological context
about to happen (impending)
unfortunate; inappropriate
mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand
immunity from punishment or penalty
to cut off abruptly (shorten)
biting; severe (harsh)

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